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CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 1:00pm EST
is standing by to consider any agreement regarding that looming fiscal cliff. members have been promised 48 hours to review any deal before it goes to the floor for debate. let's take you live to the floor of the house. we see them just about to walk in the door. a quick reminder, we are expecting remarks from steny hoyer in about 20 minutes. we plan to bring you those lives. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c.,, december 27, 2012, i appoint steven latourette to act as speaker pro tempore on this day, signed john amplete boehner. speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: god of all creation we give yo
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 12:00pm EST
part of the fiscal cliff tops. that is what automatically expires. we know that it costs about $30 billion continuing those additional unemployment benefits. president obama said it is part of a deal that i want to make, those benefits should continue. the public has to take a firm stand. we have seen in the past that obama had to cut a deal in order to get those extensions. host: what specific benefits to these programs provide? guest: the usual weekly cash payout is about $300 a week. sometimes it can vary. in mississippi i want to say it is closer to do hundred dollars. host: how are the programs usually bonded? guest: there funded by payroll taxes. the state administers the programs and the money goes to the unemployed. host: talk about what qualifications people have to meet in order to apply. guest: generally you have to have basically a year of earnings. the earnings have to be a certain threshold. you have to have been let go from a job. it is not like you can just wore mauve and a cloud of anger and qualify for benefits. if you have been working at the mill 14 years, and lose your job and a layoff, it is pretty easy to get benefits. host: we have some of those qualifications a
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 1:00pm EST
deal on this so-called fiscal cliff. senator mcconnell negotiating with vice president joe biden late last night and coming up with a deal this morning. this is the third time that deerow has gotten together on budget issues. and they were able to come up with -- that the duo has gotten together on budget issues. they were able to come up with a deal. people are calling this round two of the negotiations. before the vote, here is what the house gop leadership put out in a joint statement. all four republican leaders said this. the house is in recess for caucus meetings. both sides are in behind closed doors. whether or not they take it up today and vote on it remains the question as we continue our coverage on c-span of the so- called fiscal cliff talks. a tweet here for you. and as from troll -- -- this from joel -- want iyour thoughts here. leonard in kentucky, a democratic caller, what do you think? caller: i feel about this fizzle cliff, a first of all, let me state that a personals -- a person's standing, whether democrat, republican from of our independent, needs to be thrown aside. we are in a country where a black, wh
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
television on c-span as we continue our coverage of the so-called fiscal cliff. tactically, we went over the -- technically, we went over the cliff, but all reports are if this deal is approved by the house, they could retroactively fixed the tax hikes, and also before the sequestration or automatic spending cuts kick in wednesday, the have another day to deal with that as well. guest: nothing means anything around here. they can legislate things backward and forward, and make sure nobody feels any pain. it is incredible. host: a couple of more phone calls for charles hurt. mary. in mississippi, republican caller. caller: i would like to point out to all of the democrats that are appeased this morning that he raised taxes on the rich, that all he has really done it is fed you a line because when he refuses to do away with the loopholes, and make the tax is fair, i mean, that is how they get away with not paying taxes -- although loopholes. basically, he has played to both sides. guest: it was said the problem with socialism is you run out of other people's money. again, that is what president obama told us yesterday -- we will run out of other people's money by what
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 9:00am EST
called to do. this is the 112th congress. we have had two years to deal with the fiscal cliff. we have known it was coming, and we designed it that way pick the conjured up this clip fiscal cliff to address the big issue of our nation. i think you have heard people on both sides of the aisle, both of us, but many people talk about the fact that to deal with our fiscal issues we need to do something in the $4.50 trillion to $5 trillion range, so we can have the economy have the opportunity to take out. to have nothing in place on december 29, that probably will not happen. unfortunately for america, the next line in the sand will be the debt ceiling. secretary geithner has sent a letter, around mid-march, that action has to be taken by the time you have to take extraordinary action. lamar and i recognize that and we also recognize that the big issues of our nation really centered around entitlements. today the average family pays over $119,000 into the medicare program. two members of a family working over the life and will pay into medicare $119,000. today, that same family into de's d
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 10:00am EST
panelists for speaking with us. [applause] >> live coverage of the so- called fiscal cliff talks continues here on c-span as all eyes turn to the house chamber this afternoon. the senate early this morning in an unusual new year's morning vote approved a short-term deal to avoid tax hikes on middle- class americans, 89 to 8, three senate democrats and five senate republicans voted against that measure. house members are about to come in. there are a number of matters on the docket, but the big ticket item is this deal on the so- called fiscal cliff. will they bring it up in the house? will they amend it? will they approve of what the senate did? all questions that remain this afternoon. house democrats are going to be meeting at a quarter past the hour and republicans at 1:00 p.m. live coverage, here on c-span. m fiscal health? the endless cycle of increasing taxes and cutting spending will not work because the debt keeps ballooning with compounded interest. it's time for a new american monetary policy to climb out of poverty and debt. this is in the national employment act, the need act. let's regain control of america's destiny. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition?
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm EST
the so-called fiscal cliff. that government-imposed deadline for tax cuts, also sequestration. they will go into effect for 2013 unless a compromise is reached. the president says we are close, but there is no final deal. some of our twitter comments -- richard is joining us from ohio. republican line. caller: thank you. i do not understand what is going on with the unemployment rate and everything else. i have been looking for work for nine months now. the only thing around here is dishwasher, stuff like that. my wife is disabled. there is no money in the household. and yet, they keep wanting to go up and up and up. i have no idea what to do to support my family. i know there are millions of americans out there, people in worse shape than i am. i have no idea where to go next. host: richard, have you talk to your members of congress? caller: >> no, i have not. host: do you think any agreement lawmakers make today will make a difference? caller: honestly, i do not think it will make much of the difference. i thought we was doing good. i got injured on my job. the next thing you know, i am out of work. they would not take me back. so, it just does not make any sense. host: thank you, richard, for the call. w
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
hill said they are close to reaching a deal on the fiscal cliff but have failed to bring a measure to a vote. the houses by tomorrow at noon. vice-president joe biden was meeting with democrats tonight. we will hear from president we will hear from president obama about
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm EST
p.m. eastern. their agenda depends on the status of the fiscal cliff negotiations. debate is possible in both chambers on any possible deal. live coverage at the house here on c-span and the senate on c- span 2. >> now a look at the war in syria and the potential for ssad regime.the a joined by former state department analyst, this is just over an hour. >> thank you, everybody, for coming this afternoon for a very timely discussion. on behalf of our chairman of the board, i want to welcome everybody to the center for national policy. i am the senior fellow for the middle list -- for the middle east here at cnp. we will discuss what is in store for the post-assad syria. mark twain once said that news of my death has been greatly exaggerated. since the spring of 2011, that was probably the case for the assad regime of syria. but in the last couple of months, we have seen things changing. we see robling territory, not just attacking and retreating, but actually holding ground. we have seen the russians equivocating on their support for the assad regime. and we have even seen regime insiders, of the syrian vice- president saying ye
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 10:05pm EST
believe this congress is going to be able to deal with the fiscal cliff. the next congress, unless they reform senate filibuster rules and also -- and you can tell me whether this is a dream come true -- what if nancy pelosi and john boehner kind of got together and nancy pelosi told boehner he could bring the votes for his speakership and then maybe together could isolate the tea party section of his group and take away some of the radical left of her group and bring the moderates together, support him for speakership. me, being a democrat, i would not get everything i want, but the republicans would get everything they wanted. by the time re-election came up they would have seen there was a lot of progress made and maybe they could not run primaries on those guys that decided to run to the middle with policy they laid out together. host: thank you for the call. guest: so many things. basically, you are assuming that john boehner would be elected speaker in a democratic house. it is not likely that they would give him their votes. it is far more likely, quite honestly, that the de
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